Paddle Logger is still one of the best ways of keeping track of your paddling through your Apple Watch. Paddlers created the App for the paddler community — and it works best with SUPs, Kayaks, OC’s, and prone paddleboards.
With the App, you can set goals, safety alerts and have a live connection to those that may want to visit the same areas as you. These are a few of the reasons why Paddle Logger is on the shortlist for the 2021 Sports Technology Industry Awards.
Each year, on May the 6th — the prestigious Sports Technology Awards chooses the most prominent Sports influencers. The entries represent over 50 sports from over 30 countries. Award categories range from, Technologies for Good to Extreme Sports.
In 2021, Paddle Logger is on the list of nominations for the Sustainability award. This award goes to the companies that promote sustainability in their organization. The award also helps to promote the organizations that the nominees work with.
Paddle Logger has already earned App of the day, in 2020, from the Apple App Store. The Apple Store says that Paddle Logger is “ Great on (the) Apple Watch”. SUPConnect named Paddle Logger as Accessory of the Year, and now, Paddle Logger looks set to win another award.
Paddle Logger is a member of the 1% for the Planet movement. Members of this movement commit to reinvesting 1% of their company’s gross profit into saving the environment. The movement also dedicates some money to the female-led environmental expedition, eXXpedition.
The mission of eXXpedition is to use their team to create solutions to the plastic pollution crisis happening in our waters. A research vessel with an all-female crew sails the world, looking for solutions to this environmental concern.
eXXpedition works with innovative technologies to process plastic that is polluting our oceans. Though it does not stop there, Paddle Logger calls on their members to pitch in with the clean-up.
Paddle Logger works with paddlers, which use the App, to learn about the state of the water in their areas. Paddle Logger encourages paddlers to take on the responsibility of keeping their waterways clean.
Paddle Logger Basic
With Paddle Logger, users of the iPhone and the Apple Watch can track their progress out on the water. Apple Watch users can leave their iPhones at home and rely on their Apple Watch to check their progress and heart rate with a 1-Tap initiation of the App.
The wearer can control the App through Siri for hands-free starts and logging. You can also install the App on Android devices. Paddle Logger is a way of making a digital scrapbook for all your trips, especially the best and most eventful paddling sessions.
Users can add notes to their logs, for themselves, and for others to learn more about the events of their trips. And an all-new statistics layout means that you get more information from your Apple Watch in either imperial or metric units.
An adjustable delay gives you more time to organize yourself before you start your journey. When you are training, you can share the information with your Apple Health account to build up your health rings.
Not sure if an Android version is coming out, but it seems crazy that its only available to Apple users.
Paddle Logger Pro
With Paddle Logger Pro, wearers can build up a training program and be more methodical about their sessions. Data on speed, pace, and time splits give the paddler statistics they can work with. Wearers can also use this information to set-up virtual races; to compete with their earlier attempts.
Logs can link up with photos of the journey for sharing with friends and family. You can also link your performance and trips to your social media accounts. Paths overlay satellite images of the area for your followers to get a better grasp of where you have been.
Pro lets Apple Watch wearers drop pins on their maps to make it easier to revisit favorite locations. With Pro, users can start Race Mode that offers superior distance and timing measurements. Races are easy to export to virtual events and other training platforms. PaddleLIVE® is an automatic tracker for your trips and keeps checks on your physical status.
With PaddleLive, the user can select an alert timer that expects a response from the wearer to ensure that they are safe. If the wearer does not respond, the App sends out an automatic Fire Alert to one of the wearer’s contacts and requests a rescue.
Paddle Live interacts with the friends and family of your choosing. You can stay in contact while on the water and even share your trip live. PaddleLive works with What3Words. What3Words records your position to an accuracy within a 3-meter grid and links any information you upload to that location.
Emergency contacts receive information on when the session should finish, location, and the power left on the wearer’s device. Emergency contacts can see more details about the path of the paddler in trouble and get a better idea of the drift direction.
There are already many paddlers making the best of Paddle Logger with their free App. But their annual or monthly Pro service is helping more paddlers to help the environment and promote sustainability.
The STA Group is hosting the ceremony — to promote, inform, and inspire the use of technology in sports. The idea is to improve education on sports, to advance developments, and to open up accessibility to a wider audience.
A panel of international judges from the sports technology industry will soon make their decision. The winners of the 2021 Sports Technology Awards are due to receive their honors on the 6th of May. Though, with the pandemic unlikely to be over by that time, the ceremony will be virtual.
2020 brought in some major players in the field of sports technology, and 2021 will be even more exciting. The awards represent 117 brands and over 30 sports bodies, broadcasters, and tournament holders.
The 2021 Sports Technology Awards is offering 19 prize categories. Short listers include big names such as IBM, WWE, Ticketmaster Sport, and of course, Paddle Logger.